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NAfME All-Northwest

2019 String Audition Materials

W e are pleased to share our audition materials for grades 9-12. These
“Set A” materials must be used to be considered for the 2019
NAfME All-Northwest Orchestra. Please note that one or more string
bassists may also be placed in one or more bands.

You are free to print and distribute these materials.

This is not the application packet. These materials are being provided
now for preparation purposes. The entire application packet will be avail-
able September 1 online at www.nafmenw.org. The application and online
audition window opens September 1st and will close October 3rd.

The next page provides a summary of all requirements, followed by the


exercises and excerpts.
2019 NAfME All-Northwest String Audition Requirements—Set A
Below is a list of the exercises and excerpts required for your 2019 All-Northwest grades 9-12 string
application. In the pages that follow, all exercises and excerpts are provided for you to print. Listening to
recordings of the pieces these excerpts are from will help give you context. We have also provided some
resources that might assist with preparation. Those are posted as a separate document: 2019 Strings
Audition Resources.

VIOLIN

Track 1 Three octave A Major scale: Sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. Quarter note = 108
Track 2 Three octave A melodic minor scale: Sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detache’. Quarter note = 92
Track 3 Mendelssohn: Symphony #4 - 1st mvt: beginning thru 50. Dotted quarter note = 132
Track 4 Mozart: Symphony #39 - 2nd mvt: meas. 1-8 (no repeat). Quarter note = 64
Track 5 Mozart: Symphony #39 - 2nd mvt: meas. 30-38. Quarter note = 64
Track 6 Identify and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

VIOLA

Track 1 Three octave D Major scale: Sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. Quarter note = 108
Track 2 Three octave D melodic minor scale: Sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detache’. Quarter note = 92
Track 3 Beethoven: Symphony #5 - 2nd mvt: meas. 1-10. Eighth note = 92
Track 4 Beethoven: Symphony #5 - 2nd mvt: meas. 98-106. Eighth note = 92
Track 5 Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo C-D. Dotted quarter note = 84
Track 6 Identify and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

CELLO

Track 1 Three octave D Major scale: Sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur eight notes per bow. Quarter note = 88
Track 2 Three octave E melodic minor scale: Sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detache’. Quarter note = 72
Track 3 Beethoven: Symphony #5 - 2nd mvt: meas. 1-10. Eighth note = 92
Track 4 Beethoven: Symphony #5 - 2nd mvt: meas. 98-106 Eighth note = 92
Track 5 Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo C-D. Dotted quarter note = 84
Track 6 Identify and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

STRING BASS

Track 1 Two octave F Major scale: Sixteenth notes ascending and descending, slur four notes per bow. Quarter note = 88
Track 2 Two octave E melodic minor scale: Sixteenth notes ascending and descending, detache’. Quarter note = 72
Track 3 Beethoven: Symphony #5 - 3rd mvt – Trio through measure 177. Dotted half note = 84
Track 4 Brahms: Symphony #1 - 1st mvt: 4 before E to 2 after the second ending, no repeat. Dotted quarter note = 96
Track 5 Identify and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.

Harp
Track 1 G Melodic minor scale using the same tempo throughout..
Track 2 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique – 2nd mvt. Dotted quarter note = 60
Track 3 Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.
NAfME All-Northwest String Audition Materials Set A
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Prepared by Don Neptun, www.boxfivecreations.com
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NAfME All-Northwest String Audition Materials Set A
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Track 6: Identify and play a one-minute excerpt from your solo literature.